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  Volume 27 - Number 34 - August 19, 2004

Out of the Past
By Shawn Stone

Suitcases found in a state asylum attic help reclaim the lives of forgotten patients—and make us ponder the definition of mental illness

Cover photo by John Whipple

Get Thee Across the Street, Satan
By Rick Marshall

Christian groups rally against women’s reproductive rights and dole out blame for America’s woes

No Longer Out in the Cold
By Miriam Axel-Lute

Domestic partners in New York state have won the right to hospital visitation during emergencies

Inside Saratoga: Still Life, Without Horses
By John Rodat

All along Broadway in Saratoga Springs, galleries
offer first-class fine art—but one needn’t head indoors for an aesthetic experience

If You Write It
By Shawn Stone

Activist Mark Dunlea put his hard-earned political knowledge into Madame President, a novel he hopes will have a positive impact on the system

Hear the Drummer Get Wicked
By Bill Ketzer

Capital Region native Jason Bittner was to finally call it quits with the music biz, but when Shadows Fall took him on as drummer, it was a short trip from DMV to metal glory

Savage Love
By Dan Savage

If Dan Savage won't answer your weird, disgusting, perverted, embarrassing questions about sex, perhaps you'd best keep them to yourself.

 
Best of the Capital Region 2004 Best of the Capital Region 2004

From pizza to politicians, from gift stores to guitarists, from sushi to ski areas: We've combed the region to find the best that's out there.
Summer Fashion 2004 Summer Fashion 2004

Check out the coolest clothes and the hottest trends this season available right here in the Capital Region.
2004 Summer Guide 2004 Summer Guide

Your guide to the hottest--and coolest--people, places and things in the Capital Region this summer.
2004 Spring Summer Dining Guide 2004 Spring Summer Dining Guide

A comprehensive, descriptive guide to Capital Region restaurants.
2003 Local Music Guide 2003 Local Music Guide

Bands, clubs, recording studios, radio stations: Your comprehensive guide to the Capital Region's thriving music scene.
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